Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a chronic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by proliferation of mature but dysfunctional B lymphocytes. It is the most commonly occurring adult leukemia in Western populations. Patients present with a wide variety of signs and symptoms. Some patients may live for 5-10 years with CLL, whereas others die within 2-3 years of diagnosis due to complications from the disease. Worldwide, 191,000 cases and 61,000 deaths are attributed to CLL each year. Recent advances have led to an expanding treatment armamentarium for CLL.
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Cite this: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti. Fast Five Quiz: Overview of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Medscape - Dec 01, 2021.